Competition in the Age of the Travel Commerce Kings

Competition in the Age of the Travel Commerce Kings Published April 2018 Analyst: Michael Gerra

 

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The global reach and size of corporate giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook enable them to shape digital interactions with a significant portion of the world’s population, and their power is viewed by many with growing concern. In travel, too, a handful of behemoths – both on the supply and distribution side – exert extraordinary influence. This article explores the impact of travel’s commerce kings, with an eye toward their impact on innovation, competition and the future of the industry.  

  • Note
  • Background
  • Travel Implications
  • Disruption of Air Travel Intermediaries From New Standards
  • Disruption of OTAs and Legacy Hospitality Brands From Non-Traditional Sources
  • Wrap-up
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